Al Bangura signs for Coventry


Sierra Leone international and Former Watford midfielder Al Bangura in photo has signed for League One side Coventry City until the end of the season.

Bangura had been on trial with the Sky Blues, the 27-year-old has joined the club until May 25, 2015.

“Even though he has been signed as cover, I want to see him force his way into the team.pressed with the way Al has performed in training and for the Under-21s.

“He has improved his fitness and gives us an option we currently don’t have as he is a combative midfielder.

“We’ve been impressed with the way Al has performed in training and for the Under-21s,” said boss Tony Mowbray.

Bangura’s football background

Bangura was very instrumental with Watford in 2005, making 77 appearances over four-and-a-half years before signing for Ian Holloway’s Blackpool in August 2009.

Bangura also had spells at Turkish Super Lig side Mersin before he joined Forest Green Rovers in 2011 and made over 80 appearances for the Conference side in a three-year spell.

International duty – Bangura was called up to the Sierra Leone Squad by national manager Ahmed Kanu in October 2008.

However, Bangura was not be able to play home matches in Sierra Leone, as he has said he feared his life would be in danger in the country he was forced to flee.

But he made his Leone Stars debut on 11 October in a 2010 FIFA World Cup and 2010 African Cup of Nations qualifier 4–1 defeat to Nigeria at the Abuja Stadium, Abuja, Nigeria.

He was also part of the Sierra Leone squad in Yaounde at the Stade Omnisports Ahmadou Ahidjo for the 2015 African Nations Cup qualifiers against Cameroon in the 0-0 draw.

21 Mar 2015 @ 20:05


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